- Value the dignity of work and the dignity of all workers.
- Understand the relationship between power and organization and the value of solidarity.
- Understand the fundamental human and legal rights of workers and challenges they face in the U.S. and around the world.
- Know what labor unions are and do in the workplace, in local communities, in the political arena and internationally.
- Be acquainted with the defining events and major themes of U.S. and Minnesota Labor History.
- Understand the difference between institution-building and social movement organizing.
- Grasp the idea of strategic capacity and its sources.
- Appreciate the purpose and value of relational meetings in organizing.
- Be acquainted with other basic labor organizing concepts.
- Know about some current labor organizing efforts in Minnesota and around the nation, and how workers and organizers are innovating to meet challenges.
- Know credible information sources for research on unions and labor issues.